Ervin & Smith ( recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. At the 40th anniversary celebration, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Doug Smith, announced his retirement and the sale of the agency to current President & CEO, Leanne Prewitt, and CFO, Brittany Wozny.

“This transition marks the start of a new era, as a dynamic team takes the reins, dedicated to continuing the tradition of creative thinking and client success,” said Leanne Prewitt, President/Co-Owner of Ervin & Smith. “Brittany and I are also pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with Ashley Bails, our Chief Marketing Officer, and Katie Herzog, our Chief Client Officer. We’re excited to be taking the baton to lead this legacy agency into the future.”

Doug Smith’s legacy is deeply ingrained in the agency’s journey. His rich history as a Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist and leader in advertising has been a source of inspiration for Ervin & Smith.

For 40 years, Ervin & Smith has been providing clients with creative solutions in marketing. Their commitment to excellence has been consistently recognized, including being named to the Inc. 5,000 list and “Best Place to Work” by AdAge. As Ervin & Smith prepares for the next decade, they remain dedicated to collaborating with executives to better understand their goals and plot the path to achieve them. For more information, visit